riversideAK (5557) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - SEP 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
douglas88 sent this one. Fuck yeah. 4% malt liqour. a new stlye. session malt liquor, boom! Nose of grain, green apple, corn, kind of subdued and pleasant more or less. Golden pour, nice head and lace. Flavors of grain bread green apple, subtle malt liquor notes all put together without the booze. Drinkability is very high, i like this.
douglas88 (5140) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 30, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Oh, the elusive 4% high gravity malt liquor! What a perversity. 24 ounce can from Dans Market. I contacted Miller and confirmed the 4% ABV, but no listing on the can. Pours a clear golden color with a medium white head. A sweet bready malt nose. Overly carbonated. A smooth and fairly clean and light malt forward beer with some light adjuncts. Surprisingly clean I thought. Not offensive but not good.
Sledutah (3626) - Utah, USA - NOV 4, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
24oz can from the local grocery store
Appearance: Clear straw golden with a small white head that dissipates quickly, no head
Aroma: Light malts, corn and honey
Taste: Malts, corn, bready, and citrus
I tasted this and the 8.1 version side by side (both in shaker glasses). This version was much smoother and easier to drink, thin. But, thatís not what malt liquor is for I guess.
heykevin (1272) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - SEP 16, 2013
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can via Mr. R. Garbage, originally from the Hoffdoge? Thanks! Crystal clear golden. Faint whiff of dusty hops, neutral otherwise. Definitely watery, but clean beery flavor comes through. Nothing major wrong with this. The whole is better than the sum of its parts. Perhaps adding water minimizes the negative aspects of the whole malt likka thing, because other than being a little light on boost, this ones fine.
pepsican (1395) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - APR 29, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Gold pour with a big white head. Muted grape aroma, some dusty old hops, and a bit of grass. Flavor is really similar, a bit chemically really but nothing crazy. Just sort of muted and watery, a touch metallic. Oh well, still drank pretty good.
Ibrew2or3 (6207) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 8, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: JUL 9, 2013 24oz can of label claimed "High Gravity Lager" whatever that means at 4% ABV (and 3.2% ABW). It makes me wonder what the Normal Gravity Lager must be like. This pours with a clear deep golden body that supported an initially tall white head. The aroma offers up corn sweetness, mild sweet apple fruity esters and then plain old vague sugary sweetness. The taste has a bit of prickly carbonation pushing up a faint lemon note right from the start. But mostly this has modestly sweet notes of apples, pears, corn and some grainy malts. This lacks the boozy chemical harshness that defines the style in my opinion.
brokensail (9147) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 9, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can courtesy of Dave. Thanks! Golden pour with a white head. Kind of a pool water aroma. Chlorine, water, corn, and some malt sweetness. A touch of banana and apple. There is a light sweetness to the flavor of corn, apple, and banana. Chlorine, water, and some grass, too.
Gription79 (2001) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - OCT 12, 2012
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Poured from a 24 ounce can. The aroma is straw, apple rind/skin, sweet pilsner malts, musty. The flavor is pilsner malt and straw. Very thin bodied. There is a noticeable tartness in the aroma, lactic like. A 4% malt liquor, what will they think of next?
b3shine (3510) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 7, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
24 oz can to pint (shared with the Mrs.; HUGE thanks to browland for this .RAHR tick). Looks fine; a transparent gold with white head. Smells doughy and a little skunky. Tastes like it smells with a touch of metal on the palate. Not good, but better than I expected.
pushkinwow (1574) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 7, 2013
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
No sure that I should say thanks to Douglass88 for sending this 24oz can to me but then again how often do you get to try a 4% malt liquor? Also there is a listing on the can of "3.2% Maximum" which I assume is the ABV...not sure though. This deserved to be shotgunned however I settled for drinking it out of the can...the dregs seemed to be a pale yellow and I will give it the benefit of the doubt that it didnít look too bad coming out of the can and into a glass. Unfortunately the stale caramel, dirty sock and grainy odour were not that pleasant; however the over carbonation and mild body did help this one go down quickly, if not smoothly, and the final taste on the palate wasnít horrible. I have had much worse beer that tries to be good.